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March 16-18, 2023

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Brett Kallusky

SPE Member since 2004
Member Chapter: Midwest

Landfill: Elegy for the Santa Maria Valley

Landfill is a collection of photographs made by Brett Kallusky in central California's historic Santa Maria Valley. This body of work, however, directs our attention not to the world-renowned vineyards on the hillsides, a legacy of Spanish times, but to the vast agricultural production of row crops on the valley floor and the millions of tons of garbage and industrial refuse that finds its way to the regional landfill. The photographs of the landfill and the Valley reveal scenes that are literally hidden from public view and knowledge, underscoring their nature as documentary evidence of what is involved in growing crops that feed the nation.

Road Gravel, Santa Maria Regional Landfill

NHIS (Non-Hazardous Impacted Soils), Santa Maria Regional Landfill

NHIS (Non-Hazardous Hydrocarbon Impacted Soils), Santa Maria Regional Landfill

Runoff Drain, Santa Maria Regional Landfill

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